Saturday, July 28, 2007

Catholics fiercest anti-nazis in pre-war Germany

As shown by the election figures for 1932.

First the percentage of Catholics.

And then the Nazi vote.

So much for the modern myth. Click on the pictures to show the detail.

Source: Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn ""Liberty or Equality".


Anonymous said...

Being one quarter German and Catholic - this is very meaningful for me. I was born after the war but my grandparents in Holland, and especially my my German grandmother who immigrated to Holland were all affected by the war.

Anonymous said...

These statistics are true, but also misleading. The German Catholic Church had banned all German Catholics from becoming members of the Nazi Party prior to 1933. That year the Vatican signed the Concordat with Nazi Germany, becoming the first nation to recognize Nazi Germany and giving Hitler the support and validity he needed. Even though the Vatican did not necessarily agree with everything the Nazis were saying (they actually didn’t), this move legitimized Nazism in the eyes of almost 40 million Catholic Germans. Shortly after the German Catholic Church lifted the ban on membership to the Nazi Party, and that opened the floodgates. Beyond that point German Catholics wholeheartedly embraced Nazism and joined in droves. If you could find the same maps for some time later, say 1935 or 1938 you’d find it radically changed.

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agapetòs said...

Thank you Gillibrand for those unique maps!
The whole book by Erik Ritter is on Google Books, everything but... those two maps (and the map of Communist Vote).
Did you find them on the net or do you possess the book?
Thank you again

Gillibrand said...

Reproduced in Scholder Die Kirchen und das Dritte Reich. Bd. 1 und 2: Vorgeschichte und Zeit der Illusionen, 1918 - 1934 (The Churches and the Third Reich, vol. 1: Case History and Time of Illusions). Berlin 1977

agapetòs said...

Thank you so much! I'm spreading those maps. They must be known!